I’ve been working for the past few weeks with sales trainers Alice Kemper and Nancy Bleeke on the launch of their new product, Sharpenz, which launched today. (Congrats, ladies!!!)
As disclosure: yes, they’re clients; no, this post isn’t part of my consulting engagement with them – I just think they have a really cool product some of you might be interested in, plus it’s plain good business to promote your clients, even when they’re not paying you to do so, right?
As a student of entrepreneurship, I’m always fascinated when someone comes up with a truly innovative product in what you might otherwise think is an already saturated market segment. You’d think, for example, that sales training would be a pretty mature field. Sure, there are always new perspectives and techniques being developed, because the nature of buying and selling is constantly changing. But what about the delivery mechanism? What’s left to innovate there?
And then I saw Sharpenz.
The concept is simple enough, but I’ve still never seen anything quite like it.
I’ll explain the basics, but if you’ve got a couple of minutes, you really should check out the videos from Nancy and Alice and hear it in their own words. Those links open in a new window so you can watch & listen as you continue reading, if you like.